It took just over 25 months to make Jekyll Brewing in a reality. Georgia’s newest craft brewery is located Alpharetta, about 20 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. Jekyll will officially become the suburban city’s first packaging brewery when they start canning in December.
Josh Rachel and Mike Lundmark got the name of the brewery from Georgia’s Jekyll Island brewery – built in 1738. Even though the brewery is now defunct, the island was home to the deep south’s first brewery. Josh (in the video) is the co-founder and will serve as the brewery’s head brewmaster. Jekyll opens with three beers – Big Creek Kolsch, Hop Dang Diggity IPA, and Cooter Brown. That’s just for starters. There are plenty more in planning. Tours are held Tuesday-Friday from 5-9, and Saturday from 1-9 pm.